Issue 7: On The Edge
Species near extinction, terrible mental health in academia, fancy forms of carbon, bitterly cold microbes, and fear in cinema: this month, everything is on the edge. Tipping, falling, teetering, gripping — there are a lot of ways to relate to an edge. Be careful, everyone...
Once we reduce a species to a single individual, no amount of human desperation can bring them back from the brink.
Gripping the edge of your seat during a scary film? By understanding the physiology of fear, there’s a multitude of ways that filmmakers can give us a good scare.
Conditions in an isolated lake in eastern Antarctica are so hostile that almost nothing can survive there. For a small group of extremophile microbes, there’s nowhere else they’d rather be.
When it comes to constructing tiny, next-generation technology, carbon’s many forms give it an edge over the competition.
Hidden away in student bars and coffee shops are over-caffeinated graduate students, stuck in a culture that desperately needs repair and reconfiguration.
A new generation of assistive technology is helping those with disability secure their right to genuine experience.
Quantum biologists argue that life is influenced by the small, strange world of quantum mechanics. But not everyone is convinced.
LIGO’s groundbreaking discovery vindicates Einstein and lets us tune in to the rhythm of the universe.
Even after death, pharmacogenomics can tell us how particular genetic variants cause fatal drug reactions.
Watch out! Confusion and deception abound when it comes to treating cancer. No matter what anyone says, we don't yet have a cure — but why?